Global Chief Financial Officer
Legal & Professional
Carolyn Ullerick is the Global Chief Financial Officer for the legal business of LexisNexis. Ms. Ullerick joined LexisNexis in 2000. She has successfully focused on revenue and profit drivers to ensure delivery of the company’s goals. Ms. Ullerick pushes the boundaries of the traditional CFO role, involving herself in strategy, operations, systems, people issues, and more.
Ms. Ullerick is also the company’s "Chief M&A Officer," helping to target and vet numerous acquisitions and to extend the company’s lead in legal, corporate, government, tax, and academic solutions. In this capacity, she plays a pivotal role in the development and execution of the company’s strategy through early portfolio analysis, market attractiveness assessments, and investment and acquisition strategies.
Ms. Ullerick brings to wide-ranging experience from a number of industries including publishing, media, technology, and packaged goods. She joined LexisNexis from Hostess Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, where she was CFO of the Canadian operations. In her capacity there, Ms. Ullerick was instrumental in restructuring product pricing and sizing, as well as the delivery trade spend, and affecting an increase in productivity to create 20 percent compounded annual growth.
Prior to PepsiCo, Ms. Ullerick was VP of Finance for the Southam Newspaper Group in Toronto where she provided financial guidance to the CEO and CFO. Among other highlights, she implemented a successful three-year strategic planning process, with a heavy emphasis on growth strategies, and a corresponding effort to streamline non-core activities.
Before joining Southam Newspaper Group, Ms. Ullerick held increasingly senior financial positions with the Wireless Group of Northern Telecom, Corporate Audit and FP&A for the London Free press, a division of The Blackburn Media Group, and Internal Audit for Scott’s Hospitality.
Ms. Ullerick received a BA in Finance from the University of Western Ontario, Canada’s premier Business School. She also holds a CMA in accounting.
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